An exclusive forest and game viewing camp. Kitich Camp hosts only twelve guests at a time, one can expect complete privacy, allowing all activities to be tailored to suit individual wants and needs. Each en-suite tent is traditionally safari-style, with an al-fresco stone bathroom. This is the upmarket alternative to a Tree Hotel.
Kitich is part of the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, supported by the Northern Rangelands Trust. The Matthews Mountain Range rise up out of the desert; a chain of peaks covered in dense dewy forest. In a remote valley, Kitich Camp overlooks a river glade within the lush indigenous forest. The forest is home to elephant, leopard, bushbuck, buffalo, as well as ancient cycads, spectacular butterflies, Turacos and uncounted species of wild orchids. Kitich Camp’s cosy lounge overlooks the floodlit river glade – from here guests can enjoy watching elephant, buffalo and bush buck emerge from the forest at dusk.
Walk along forest paths guided by the Samburu and Ndorobo people, or swim in natural rock pools of the crystal mountain streams, Kitich Camp is an authentic ‘bush camp’ and offers a truly unique and private forest wildlife experience.
Forest Walks and Tracking – Leave your vehicle behind and learn the traditional methods of tracking game. Walk with experienced Samburu warriors in 900 km² of private stunning untouched mountain wilderness.
River swimming - With crystal clear cool waters, enjoy swimming with nature in this magical forest paradise.
De Brazza and Colobus Monkeys – Matthews’ indigenous forest is one of the very few areas where you can see the rare De Brazza Monkey outside the Ruwenzori Mountains. They are large monkeys, similar to a Sykes in size and build, but more striking with a red forehead, they are shy and hard to find.